Problem with Slave Drive.

Compaq deskpro pc / 5000
January 29, 2010 at 21:59:56
Specs: Windows XP, 384MB
Ok, here is what i need to do. I have two harddrives in my comp, a master and a slave. I want to empty the slave drive that way it has more room. Cause it use to be another computers master but i dont use it for that anymore so there for i dont need the files on it right? So if i dont need them i would like to get them off for more room lol. Thanks.

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#1
January 29, 2010 at 22:07:08
Just format the drive. Is it hooked up as slave drive now? Is it recognized? Can you access it?

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#2
January 30, 2010 at 12:47:12
Yeah its recongnized, so how do i format it?

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#3
January 30, 2010 at 12:56:11
Does the drive show in My Computer? If so just right click on the drive listing and choose format.

If you have multiple partitions and wish to make it one then go to Disk Management and delete the current partitions then create one partition using all available space. Then format it. I suggest using NTFS.


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#4
January 30, 2010 at 14:16:13
Ok i have another question, i have a laptop, which i am on now. I would like to format the harddrive on it to get rid of all the files to make it run like new. Theres nothing on this laptop worth saveing besides maybe a few items. But if i format it do i just make sure that the XP Instalation disc is in the cd drive before i boot it back up?

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#5
January 30, 2010 at 14:48:30
Did WinXP come on the laptop from the factory? If so, do you have restore disks for that laptop?

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#6
January 30, 2010 at 15:48:24
I have no idea lol. Im not for sure what your talking about. I just wanna reset the laptop hard drive and reinstall XP on it so it runs alot better.

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#7
January 30, 2010 at 18:00:21
If you install a retail copy of WinXP you MAY need to find and install a host of drivers.

The laptop probably has a jidden partition that contains all the files that originally came on the laptop when it was new. If that was WinXP then that is the easier method to restore.

I take it you are not the original owner then?


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